Tag Archives: GSM

Why Cable and Telco need to Talk. The Smurf Village needs to enter the Jungle

I’ve worked across the Cable / Telco divide for several years and remain perplexed at the lack of communications between the two groups.  The analogy I draw between the Telco and Cable industries is that of a Jungle and a Smurf village, see picture below. In Telco the operators within a country are in competition […]

IMS World Fourm and IMS Status Report

In April I’ll be running a pre-conference workshop at the IMS World Forum on “Market Status and Case Studies,” its aimed at both non-technical and technical managers responsible for, or whose platform / service will need to inter-operate with, IMS.  The workshop’s objectives are: Provide a deep-dive quantified analysis of the IMS market status, enabling […]

Myths, Misunderdstandings and BS: A presentation from Sigma Systems Evolve 2010 Conference

At the Sigma Systems Evolve 2010 conference: deliver what’s next I gave a presentation, shown at the end of this article in the Accelerating Service Innovation session.  This user conference focuses upon next-gen OSS and service fulfillment, bringing together progressive operators, thought leaders, strategists, and partner.  The presentation splits into two sections: the first focuses […]

IMS (IP Multimedia Subsystem) Status Report: Emerging from the Trough of Disillusionment?

I recently completed a report for Mind Commerce entitled: “IMS (IP Multimedia Subsystem) Status Report: Emerging from the Trough of Disillusionment?”  This report provides a valuable independent IMS status report that can help all in the industry have a clear view on its current status and the likely paths operators will take in the evolution […]

Operators must take their IN Open Source

The analogy I’m drawing here is between an operator’s IN platform and an enterprise’s / web service provider’s application server. The Intelligent Network (IN) enables both fixed and mobile operators to differentiate their proposition by providing value-added services in addition to the standard voice and messaging telecom services such as PSTN, ISDN and GSM services […]

An Independent Review of Femtocell Technology: It’s a timing issue!

Femtocell can be thought of as the “son of FMC,” rather than using a Bluetooth or WiFi air interface and a specialized phone; it re-uses the GSM or CDMA air interface and potentially your existing mobile phone.  But given FMC’s (Fixed Mobile Convergence) poor market acceptance; why should femtocell be any different?  Reviewing femtocell against […]